What should I expect?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ssteiner, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. ssteiner

    ssteiner Songster

    Nov 24, 2008
    Orange, CA
    Hi friends,

    Okay, so after a few missteps on our chicken startup, we've ended up with:
    1) Blue-laced Wyandotte
    2) Golden-laced Wyandotte
    3) Light Brahma
    4) Partridge Barred Rock

    So for you experts out there, knowing this, once my girls start laying, about what should I expect per week in eggs. Thanks so much....

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Here's a great chart you can use to get your answer:


    Find your breeds and then follow the chart across to the right. You'll see representations of the eggs from that breed and the piles will be big or small, indicating the amount to expect from that breed.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    So do you have 4 hens or 10 hens?

    If you have 4 hens you'll get 1 or 2 a day when they are laying well.
  4. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I have four hens, two have been laying for a couple months now, and one of the other two just started laying a few days ago. I still haven't figured out if both of the youngest hens are laying or not, but I have been getting 3 eggs a day for several days now. There will be days I will get 4 and days that I will get one.
  5. ssteiner

    ssteiner Songster

    Nov 24, 2008
    Orange, CA
    Quote:I'm sorry, I meant to say I have one of each of the types I mentioned in my original post. So, I have four hens. It sounds like I should expect up to 14-15 eggs per week???

  6. digitS'

    digitS' Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    What should you expect? You should expect to see some very pretty birds whenever you care look [​IMG]!

    I've only had the Light Brahma on your list, a little slow off the starting line, that one. But, I really like the LB - especially the personality.

    I have 4 hens, Black Australorps and Barred Rocks. This past week, there were 23 eggs [​IMG].


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